Funding for this research was provided by:
Direktion für Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit (N° 81037114)
Received: 24 March 2017
Accepted: 7 March 2019
First Online: 18 March 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study took place in the frame of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)-funded Medical Education Reform Project Phase III, credit proposal no. 7F.07030.03.01. An agreement for this project was signed by the Director of Cooperation SDC and the Minister of Health and Social Protection on 22nd August 2016. For each project year a more detailed workplan is agreed and signed between SDC and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection (MoHSP). The intention to conduct this DREEM study was included in the workplan for year 1. Furthermore, at the time of implementation a study protocol was prepared and submitted to the MoHSP for ethical clearance which was granted in the form of a work order. Additionally, agreements were received from the 2 nursing colleges concerned. Before distribution of the questionnaire, staff explained to all participants that participation in the study was voluntary, anonymous, and would in no way influence their academic success. All participants completed a consent form.
: Before distribution of the questionnaire, staff explained to all participants that the results of this study might be published.
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